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Who is Required to Participate? | Submission Guides & Resources | Browse & Search PubSpace | Additional Help

Who is Required to Participate

All NASA-funded researchers (both civil servant and non-civil servant) are required to deposit copies of peer-reviewed publications launch and associated data into NASA’s designated repository called PubSpace launch .

Note: The PubSpace collection EXCLUDES patents, publications that contain material governed by personal privacy, export control, proprietary restrictions, or national security law or regulations.

Learn more about how the STI Program supports public access to research .

Submission Guides and Resources

For NASA Civil Servants and Contractors

In order to access STRIVES launch , NASA users must be located behind the NASA firewall either by being physically located at a NASA center or by utilizing the NASA VPN application. External contractors who do not have access can utilize the external submission form launch .


Nasa Civil Servants and Contractors* are required to utilize the NF-1676 process to submit peer-reviewed publications launch to the STI Repository launch . Prior to submitting their publication, NASA Civil Servants and Contractors must first submit their preprint, and once accepted they are to complete a resubmit for the accepted manuscript version of the same record.

Reference the following steps:

  1. NASA author submits their peer-reviewed publication (including all figures, tables, and supplemental materials) via the NF-1676 process.
    • Contact your Center STI Office with questions or for assistance with the NF-1676 process.
  2. The publication is received and processed by the NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program.
  3. The publication will be available in the STI Repository launch after the required embargo period (12 months from publication date).

*Contractors with a NASA identity and the deposit requirement stipulated within their contract.

For External NASA Grantees, Contractors and Cooperative Agreement Holders

Attention: New submissions to NASA PubSpace have moved from the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to the NASA STI Program. The deadline for completing in-progress submission actions in NIHMS has passed. If your submission was not fully approved, it may need to be submitted again through the STI Program. Reach out to the Research Access Help Desk with any questions.

Updated Guidance: NASA has entered into a partnership agreement with the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) publishing group. NASA researchers who publish in a CHORUS member’s journal can now more easily satisfy the Agency’s requirements for public access launch .

If your publication is already available from CHORUS, you may not need to directly submit your final peer-reviewed manuscript to NASA PubSpace. Guidance for how to locate publications from CHORUS and how to submit publications that are not available from CHORUS is below.

Contractors with a NASA identity and who can access NASA Launchpad can work with their center STI personnel to submit using STRIVES launch .

Grantees, contractors, and cooperative agreement holders without a NASA identity should follow these steps:

  1. Verify that your publication is available from CHORUS launch by using the CHORUS Search Service launch (Best Practice: Search by DOI). If you are unable to locate your publication, confirm that the publisher you are submitting to is on the CHORUS Publisher Member List launch .

    • Publishers on this list will make a Version of Record or Accepted Manuscript publicly available on their website following an embargo period, if one applies, set by the publisher.
    • Please check with your publisher about their embargo period if you are unsure of the length of the embargo for your publication.

    Is your publication in CHORUS?

    • If yes, you have completed your requirement to comply with NASA policy.
    • If no, continue to Step 2.
    • If you believe your publication should be available from CHORUS but are unable to locate it, please reach out to the Research Access Help Desk launch .
  2. If your peer-reviewed publication launch is not available from CHORUS, submit your publication directly to the NASA STI Program through this form launch . (Submissions will no longer be accepted through the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system.)

    • Before submitting, have the following information ready:
      • NASA Funding Number
      • Principal Investigator Name and E-mail
      • DOI for the peer-reviewed publication
      • Title of the peer-reviewed publication
      • The name of one author and corresponding affiliation from the author list
      • Publication name
    • On the form, select Submit a Publication
    • Complete the required fields and attach the file for your publication

Browse and Search PubSpace

As of February 1, 2022, NASA-funded peer-reviewed publications are being collected directly by the NASA STI Program and can be accessed through the NASA STI Repository launch along with a variety of other document types (including conference papers and presentations, technical reports, videos, and more).

NASA’s PubSpace, a portal to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) PubMed Central (PMC) repository of journal articles from NASA-funded research, is still accessible. Browse and search for NASA-related articles archived in PubSpace launch . For searching assistance, see the PMC User Guide launch .

In the coming months, NASA will leverage CHORUS resources to increase access to NASA-funded research by integrating metadata for NASA-funded publications available from CHORUS, an estimated 25,000 additional articles, into a new PubSpace platform within the NASA STI Repository launch . More information will be communicated soon.

Additional Help

Explore FAQs or contact the Research Access Help Desk .

US Government ORCID Consortium Logo The NASA STI Program manages NASA’s US Government ORCID Consortium membership. The partnership provides the ability to manage Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), enhance services to the STI Repository, and align NASA submission processes with common publishing practices. Learn more about the US Government ORCID Consortium launch .